Barbara Morse Elcik, 84

Barbara Morse Elcik
WINDHAM — Barbara Morse Elcik, 84, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, after a 10 year battle with breast cancer.

She was born on Nov. 10, 1926, the only child of Marion Taylor Douglas Morse and William Howard Morse. She attended school in Lisbon Falls, graduating ...

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Norman Gamache, 92

Norman GamacheLewiston – Norman P. Gamache, 92, of Lisbon Falls, passed away on Sunday July 14, 2013, at Russell Park Manor with his family at his side. He was born October 29, 1920 in Lisbon Center, a son of the late Edmond and Eva (Belanger) Gamache. He attended local schools graduating from Lisbon High School in ...

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Richard Elcik, 70

Richard Elcik, of North Massapequa, New York and The Villages, in Florida, on June 12, 2012. Beloved husband of Mary K. Elcik of 45 years of marriage. Loving father of Stephen, Brian, and Kathryn. Cherished grandfather of Amber, Kaitlyn, and Alexander. Adored brother of Jack and Jim. Richard was in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Richard retired from the United Airlines. Richard’s hobby’s including golf, shuffle board, card games, and was involved with a computer club.

Family and friends ...

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Elcik family members

Standing – left to right: John P. Elcik, Jr.; Michael; and Andrew. Seated – left to right: Mary; Elizabeth; John P. Elcik, Sr.; Mary Elcik (mother); Susan; Annie. (Elizabeth and Annie were twins.)

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Family Origins

A little girl asked her father, “How did the human race appear?” The father
answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and that’s how all
mankind was made.”

Two days later the girl asked her mother the same question. The mother answered,
“Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”

The confused girl returned to her father and said, ” Dad, how is it possible that
you told me the human race was created by God, ...

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Bread starter

1.   Starter

        Do not refrigerate the batter.  It is normal for the batter to thicken, and ferment,  possibly giving off gas.  If the bag inflates, simply let the gas off.

2.     Schedule                                        What to do

        Day 1                               Starter bag filled – do nothing

        Day 2                               Do Nothing

        Day 3                               Squeeze the bag, and milk down the sides

        Day 4                               Squeeze the bag, and milk down the sides


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Sourdough bread

Like their Alaska counterparts, California miners, during the gold rushes of 1849 and later, kept a bubbling crock of sourdough starter to use for bakingSan Francisco is still famous for its sourdough bread, which has a unique flavor that  no one else has been able to duplicate.

Cups of Sourdough Starter                           1

Cups of all-purpose flour                              5 ½-6

Packages of active dry yeast                         ...

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